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Data: Fair

Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (moderate)

SYNONYMS

CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) INFUSION, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (TEA PLANT) EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS INFUSION, JAPANESE GREEN TEA EXTRACT, MATCHA CEREMONIAL (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT, MATCHA CEREMONIAL EXTRACT, and TEA EXTRACT (CAMELLIA SINENSIS EXTRACT)

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Green tea extract.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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recreational sunscreen36 products
facial moisturizer/treatment33 products
moisturizer27 products
facial cleanser21 products
daily use with SPF18 products
serums & essences17 products
shampoo14 products
conditioner11 products
baby sunscreen10 products
toners/astringents10 products
mask9 products
body wash/cleanser9 products
exfoliant/scrub8 products
hair treatment/serum6 products
around-eye cream5 products
hand cream5 products
hair styling aide4 products
body firming lotion4 products
after sun product3 products
mascara3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant2 products
BB cream2 products
setting powder/spray2 products
shaving cream2 products
anti-aging2 products
bubble bath1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
oil controller1 products
toothpaste1 products
baby soap1 products
makeup remover1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
detangler1 products
1 products
baby shampoo1 products
bar soap1 products
beard cleanser1 products
baby lotion1 products
sunless tanning1 products
makeup primer1 products

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only within recommended use or concentration limitsn)International Fragrance Association Codes & Standards

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
1487 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food
  • IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Understanding scores

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

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